You have unearthed the perfect apartment. Natural light is streaming in through the windows, the kitchen are spacious, and you can't wait to soak in the garden tub. As you start unpacking your items into the closet, it becomes apparent you may have too many clothes. And shoes. Maybe your roommate won the bigger closet, your spouse actually has more clothes to choose from, or the space is more cramped than you remembered. Here are a few tricks to make the most out of your situation.
Hangers > folded piles!
Hangers are often regarded as a necessary evil. Purchasing hangers is an errand and not usually enjoyable. However, the types of hangers you decide to use in your closet can increase or remove space. Using velvet hangers will increse so much space in your closet and velvet hangers are not super expensive. Also, keep your hangers the same color. It's all too easy to become distracted by mismatched hangers.
Have a Purpose to Organizing!
After you've switched hangers, organize your shirts by color and sleeve length. Tell me if this sounds familiar - sorting through tops to find immaculate floral dress. Organizing your closet from short to long is easy, but have fun with it! You're the one who has to see it every time.
Folding SOME of your Clothes is Still Okay!
Not everything needs to be on a hanger. Your sweaters, shirts, and jeans can all be folded into drawers or shelves. Folding items will keep the closet volume manageable. The contrast between hanging and folded pieces will ensure you see your clothes more easily.
If there is Space, Use it!
Utilize extra storage for the lower half of the closet. Organize the clothes you folded or accessories in the cubbies and place shoes underneath. If there is still capacity, the top [of|part of|area of]184] the organizer you should definitely use. There is no unusable space in a closet - only unused possibilities.
If you have space in your bedroom, a rolling rack is the best plus-one to any wardrobe. Be proactive and plan your outfits ahead of time, use your go-to pieces as adornment, or you can still use the rack as another storage option.